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“Nice place and staff, well located for Business” 4 of 5 stars
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aloft Austin at the Domain
3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   11601 Domain Drive, Austin, TX 78758 (Northwest Austin)   |  
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Ranked #91 of 187 Hotels in Austin
Basingstoke, United Kingdom
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6 hotel reviews
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24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
“Nice place and staff, well located for Business”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2013

I travel to Austin from the UK a couple of times a year, and this was my first stay in the Aloft. It's not my favourite Austin hotel, but is perfectly good and I'd have no problem staying there again. It's only about 25 minutes drive from the Airport and down-town.

Like everywhere (I have been) in Austin, the bar and reception staff are ultra-nice and helpful. The place itself is pretty funky - very modern - I told my family that if IKEA built a hotel it would look like this. Room was really comfortable, huge bed, massive TV on the wall, and unlike other reviews I couldn't hear any noise whatsoever from other rooms. Only real downside was the huge air-con unit was on the floor only a couple of feet from the bed, and was way too loud to keep running when you are trying to sleep. (In March this didn't matter, since it wasn't *that* hot)

Apart from the breakfast bar (coffee, muffins) and a fridge with boxed sandwiches, there is no catering here. The room/bar service is ordering food to be delivered from local take-aways, of which there are a few Chinese, Burger and Pizza places. You can also eat at the bar next door, which seems to be a popular venue, or walk to the many restaurants in the Domain.

There is a nice, small, outside area for eating/drinking, with a small pool and sunbathing areas, and a decently-equipped gym with weights and the latest running/cycling/cross-training machines.

The Domain itself has loads of restaurants and cool shops (Apple, Microsoft) with a real cosmopolitan feel,and all within a minutes walk from the Hotel. There is a lot of development still going on here and I guess this place is going to be huge.

Anyway - the aloft - absolutely fine!

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Fremont, Indiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2013

Aloft hotels are always fun and this location has a nice bar next door. Also the location is part of a nice shopping area. As a bonus it's only 15 - 20 minutes from downtown. At this location the pool is outdoors.

  • Stayed March 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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McKinney, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2013

Friendly front desk., easy to park, can walk to the Domain, shops & restaurants. Easy access to High way. Good enough for a few nites, after all, most times you are not in the room, you need a place to shower and sleep. Priced right. Has a nice large TV on the wall, place to plug in electronics. Airy.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2013 via mobile

I'm not a fan of ALoft, I don't like the fact that I have to bring shampoo and conditioner as all they have is a dispenser of 2 in 1 and soap (weight matters when you only travel with carry on luggage).
If you have a choice of hotels stay at the Westin down the road, the Aloft has a bar attached which gets really loud and overall the Westins services and amenities are much better.
In their favour they do have outlets next to the bed for phone charging, the bed is comfortable and the shower is nice

Stayed March 2013, traveled on business
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Houston, Texas
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2013

This was my first time staying at the Aloft. This place isn't the best property when it comes to business, but for leisure, it was awesome. The lobby looks very modern and it seems to target the young crowd. This was the first hotel where i spent a lot of time at the lobby. The lobby is a very nice place to relax or have fun with your friends. I also really liked the staff. They were very friendly and they remembered me every time i stopped by the front desk. The bartender was very sociable and met to my and my friend's needs. Everything was very nice; but, i did wish the beds were a bit more comfortable though.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
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Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2013

So many aloft hotels fall below the potential of what they could be but the aloft at The Domain does it all right.

Pros:
1. Front desk staff were very friendly and knowledgeable, (A rare combination at aloft hotels)
2. We were traveling with a pet and the hotel was very accommodating.
3. Great location.
4. Free parking.

Cons: None

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Annapolis, Maryland
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63 reviews 63 reviews
12 hotel reviews
Reviews in 21 cities Reviews in 21 cities
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2013

Nicely situated at the Domain, we stayed at Aloft because we were SPG Members and in Austin for the Formula 1 race. Lovely, new Hote with nice room amenities. The houskeeping staff were very friendly. I've stayed in many Hotels with Starwood and I want to make mention of the General Manager...So impressed by his hospitality...Standing at the reception desk for much of the day on an obviously high-demand check-in day, he was friendly and welcoming and really seemed to care about us and our stay. The front desk staff were all so helpful with local activities and directions, the special daily drink of the day at the bar fun and overall a great experience with my first Aloft stay in Austin. I particularly loved the one-on-one "SPG Moments" experience with race driver Nico Rosberg at the private Lobby reception. Can't wait to return in November 13.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: 11601 Domain Drive, Austin, TX 78758
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Location: United States > Texas > Austin > Northwest Austin
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
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Ranked #91 of 187 Hotels in Austin
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — aloft Austin at the Domain 3*
Number of rooms: 140
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The new Aloft Austin, located at The Domain, which is known as the second downtown in Austin. You'll find some of the best shopping, dining and entertainment at our doorstep. ... more   less 
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